circulaire gordijnstof gemaakt van aangespoeld plastic

Jaren geleden is mijn liefde voor textiel ontstaan bij De Ploeg. Destijds nog met een eigen weverij in Bergeijk in de oude Rietveld fabriek. Hier heb ik aan de machines mogen staan en vol bewondering alles geleerd over het maken van textiel.

my own tiny forest house

We already told you about the tiny house trend…it started in the USA but we have to say, in the Netherlands it is growing very fast. More and more people want to live in a different way, with more nature, less footprint and lower costs.
I can personally say that I understand this trend very well. I have been living in cities for some decades now, and my partner and I sometimes miss nature. Last year I came across  a forest with a small house on it, and we decided to buy that! 

Nienke Hoogvliet

The last couple of years we have seen more and more from Nienke Hoogvliet at the Dutch Design Week. Studio Nienke Hoogvliet is a design studio for material research, experimental- and conceptual design. Nienke works as a freelance designer for different companies and institutions but also continues her research in self-initiated design projects.

Vertical farming, urban agriculture and a floating farm

At present, our food system is inefficiently organized. Our food travels many kilometers, uses a lot of water, is wasted and pollutes the environment. Nevertheless, the 7 billion inhabitants, often living in large cities, must be fed. In order to do this in a sustainable way, food production must be integrated into the urban infrastructure for a significant part. Food flats and urban agriculture are important alternatives to this.


What is the DJ100?

The Sustainable Young 100 gives an overview of Dutch young entrepreneurs, young professionals and students who demonstrate that a sustainable future is possible. These pioneers are a source of inspiration for each other and for the established order! Anyone under the age of 32 can register. Every year, a jury of 10 will choose the 100 most inspiring young initiatives.

Sustainable treehouse in France

What does sleeping in a sustainable treehouse with view of the Mont Blanc sound like?

Last June I visited France where my brother-in-law Michel and his family have a camping site. I just love to be here. My favorite spot is behind their house sitting on the rocks and looking out over just nothing but nature and mountains.

3 sustainable designs of everyday products

As the state of the environment becomes an ever-pressing issue, designers are developing eco-friendly alternatives to all sorts of products. Nowadays, you also see that the bigger brands and companies are developing more sustainable products. Of course, we are very happy with this! We made a list of 3 inspiring examples of eco-friendly design.

Camping Buitenland

With ‘Camping Buitenland’, in one of the most beautiful areas of Drenthe, five friends, including Floortje Dessing, will shape their Buitenland dream in the coming years. Camping Buitenland is located on a 9 hectare site, just below Nieuw-Amsterdam between a swimming lake and a forest.

Bicycle Hotel Lillestrøm by Various Architects

Norway has set ambitious targets for environmental and sustainable future. An increasing number of railway stations will now have a bicycle hotel, to promote the use of bicycles. On Monday 10 October 2016 the Lillestrøm Bicycle Hotel opened in the city that has been frequently voted Norway ́s best cycling city.

Super Supermarket Milan 2017

During our visit to the 2017 Milan Design Week, we stumbled upon a very special supermarket. There are shelves, there is merchandise and there are shopping baskets. But a closer look reveals that the products are neither edible nor usable in a traditional sense.